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The other day I was watching a slow- moving BBC drama with my father
when one of the characters began rummaging through her closet in search
of something for her friend to wear to a big event. I knew what was coming.
I turned to my father and jokingly said, "It's time for a makeover, Dad!"
And from that point on, we were both glued to the TV. After a whirlwind
transformation that involved several dramatic wardrobe changes, the
friend wound up looking amazing and was, of course, the belle of the ball.
One of my favourite makeovers is in The Devil Wears Prada, when
Anne Hathaway evolves from plain Jane to supreme fashionista. It's just
so exciting to watch someone or something change from everyday to
extra special. When I look at the dramatic before and afters on our pages
this month, I feel the same way — so much potential realized! This is why
I think I'm a serial renovator. When I'm not in the midst of a project I feel
out of sorts. But when I'm mid reno, I'm alive with anticipation. Truth be
told, it's been a while — and I'm starting to get the itch, looking around
the house at what I can get my hands on. My plan is a few quick fixes to
tide me over until we're ready to move.
For a year now, I've been dying to update my cherry kitchen cabinets
(which were in the house when we moved in six years ago) with a coat of
matte charcoal grey paint and stainless steel pulls. Of course, Arriz is
totally against it (given the choice, don't most men choose natural wood
over paint?). In my living room, replacing the orange striped drapes with
a new set in either blue or grey velvet or linen will completely transform
the space. Sometimes, strategic redecorating like this can give almost as
much of a lift as renovating. I was so excited when our newest design editor,
Kathryn Bala, found the textured wall tiles below, which I may use for our
ensuite bath — they're a fresh take on white subway tiles, and can be
installed right on top of old tile. And for the quickest fix of all, check out
Ikea's Dimma plug (below). It puts any regular lamp on a dimmer — a must-
have for setting the perfect mood. You can get similar dimmers at other
hardware and lighting stores, but of course, I love the name of this one!
In the end, renovating is all about change, and sometimes change is
exactly what we need to get us excited about our homes all over again.
Here are a few of the quick
fixes on my to-do list.
Instantly renovate a lamp and
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A coat of matte charcoal paint
for my kitchen cabinets, and
new sleek metal pulls. Paint
colour, Opening Night
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I'm leaning toward a rich,
warm grey velvet for my living
room. Fabrics (from left),
Designer Fabrics, Robert Allen,
Victoria Hagen, Kravet.
Textured wall tile will instantly
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transform a space... and it's free!"
A sought-after designer, Sabrina works for private
clients, magazines and several HGTV design shows.
Born in Montreal, she decamped to Toronto 1
years ago where she now designs a line of colourful
vintage-inspired fabrics and pillows, as she did for
this issue's "Weekend Decorating" (page 72).
NANCY TONG: "Yd love to knock down the wall in our
kitchen. My husband has a real green thumb — it would
be great to open up the space to the garden."
A great job perk for veteran photographer Nancy,
who shot one of the bathrooms in this issue's "The
Spa Effect" (page 66), is seeing into people's houses,
as she has long been fascinated by design and how
others live. She lives with her husband and two small
children in Toronto, and spends her down time in
the studio experimenting with ceramics.
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children under the age of five. For this issue,
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GOTTA HAVE IT
A handsome mansard
mirror framed in rugged
weathered wood gives
even bare-bones spaces
Mirror, Anthropologic; green pitcher, Jockson Folk; tall vase,
Holloce Cluny; motte vases, Cynthia Findlay Antiques; bone
dish, South Hill Home; wall colour, Calamine (230), mantel
colour, Pavillion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball.
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stools, $100 to
rolling ladder (on
hotel sign, $650.
LEFT: Set of two
chairs with desk,
trays, $15 each.
balcony rail from
FIND IT: Smash, 2880 Dundas W.,
Toronto (416) 762-3113 or smash.to.
HISTORY: Paul Mercer opened
Smash in 2008 in the city's up-and-
coming Junction neighbourhood,
stocking reclaimed lumber, doors
and countertops as well as factory
fixtures, furniture, lighting, curios
and art. Mercer's 20 years in the
antiques and salvage business —
he's a former partner of nearby Post
and Beam Reclamation — have
given him a roster of sources from
as far away as Buenos Aires. "But
the best stuff doesn't always come
from exotic places," he says. The
Junction's manufacturing boom
in the 1800s makes it a treasure
trove for local finds today.
STYLE: Rustic industrial meets
vintage charm. In this
4, 500 -square-foot former
pieces like this
plant stand are
in abundance at
dollar store, wrought-iron gates
sit next to enamel lighting, which
Mercer often sells to restaurants
and clubs. "I look for anything
unusual," he adds.
BEST BUYS: Metal prison-cafeteria
trays ($15) make edgy accents, and
animal skulls ($60 to $200) are
WHAT TO WATCH FOR: Furniture
made from locally sourced heavy
reclaimed Douglas fir beams.
Also look out for pieces picked
up from the antiques mega- fair
in Brimfield, Mass.
Find out what H&H editors are decorating
with right now. Click BLOGS.
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ABOVE: The minimalist 22 wall
socket from $15/component.
RIGHT: The 14 series lights
appear in designer Philip Lim's
NY boutique, Club Monaco
Hong Kong, and Holt Renfrew in
Vancouver and Montreal. 14.26
chandelier (shown), $9,938.
OMER ARBEL, CO-DESIGNER
OF THE VANCOUVER
OLYMPIC MEDALS, TAKES
BOCCI BEYOND LIGHTING
WHO: Omer Arbel, Bocci
WHERE: Vancouver (604) 974-0005 o r omerarbel.com
WHAT: Striking pendant lights, pleated benches
and marble tables that champion individuality.
THE SCOOP: Leading a staff of 15, Arbel has won
his design firm Bocci worldwide praise for creating
lighting and furniture that resist homogeneity. The
spheres for his 28 series pendant lights are purposely
distorted using a technique where air is intermittently
injected and then drawn out of fired glass. For his
25 bench, randomly folded pleats are meant to
shift and crease in response to the bodies of sitters.
STANDOUT PRODUCT: The sleek 22 wall socket, a
flush-to-the-wall design that eliminates the need for
a clunky cover plate. The concept arose from Arbel's
desire to mute visual noise.
BUZZ PROJECT: Arbel collaborated with native artist
Corrine Hunt to design the 2010 Winter Olympic and
Paralympic medals. Each medal is one of a kind, made
by cropping into details from two of Hunt's artworks.
NAME DROPPING: British starchitect Norman Foster,
who designed the Millennium Bridge in London,
recently ordered the 22 series lights (Bocci's debut
design) for his own home. — BROOKE LOCKYER
Get the classic look and warm radiant heat of water radiators
in any house: Quebec's EcoRad, which took first prize in
sustainable development at this year's Montreal International
Interior Design Show, salvages radiators destined for the
smelter, refurbishes them and wires them for electricity,
making them as easy to install as baseboard heaters. With
styles ranging from sleek and modern to ornate and historical,
these energy-efficient, sculptural pieces bring back the
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ROLL WITH IT
PROJECT: Turn an antique chair into a task chair
MATERIALS: 4 cup casters with screws, semi-gloss
floor paint, fine sandpaper
is great for
it stands up
well to wear
1. CHOOSE A
This Victorian stick-
chair has loads
than a brand new
rolling chair and
from desk to dining
room to living
room. I snapped it
up at a flea market
in upstate New
York, but any stylish
vintage or antique
WITH A COAT
antiques look best
left scuffed and
scarred, this chair
was an unfortunate
gold colour and
the original ruched
seat was in tatters.
I replaced the seat
and refreshed the
frame with black
Phone It In
iPhone apps make home decisions a snap.
DECORATE ON THE GO
Try: Mark On Coll
Snap and file photos of items
and finishes while shopping,
track your budget and create
accurate floor plans in which
you can input and move
furniture. Cost: $3
GET DIY SUPPLIES
Try: Drywoll Calculator
Take your home down to
the studs, then easily calculate
the total square footage of
drywall needed, odd slopes
and all. The number of 4' x8'
drywall sheets needed is
displayed, with the option
to change the length of the
sheets. Cost: $1
BECOME ECO SAVVY
Try: Go Green
Offers a new green tip every
time you click on the app and
organizes them into a personal
"green list." Tips are helpful and
chock-full of who-knew facts
like, "Washing clothes in cold
water eliminates 2 lb. of C02
per load." Cost: Free
MAKE GREAT FOOD FAST
Try: Jamie Oliver's 20
Over 50 recipes that can be
searched by name or type,
an easy way to add ingredients
to a shopping list and step-by-
step photos and videos of Jamie
demonstrating cooking skills
means you can finally cut out
take-out. Cost: $8
CHOOSE THE BEST WINE
Try: Food & Wine Matcher
Created by wine expert and
H&H contributor Natalie
MacLean, it pairs wine, beer,
cocktails and even coffee with
nearly 1,000 different foods,
including beef, chicken, fish
and pasta dishes, cheese,
dessert, salads and Asian
cuisine — all while you're
browsing the liquor store
aisles. Cost: $3
A lot of antique
furniture tends to
be small in scale;
adding casters to
the legs gives it a
bit more height
and makes it easier
to move around.
I like the brass cup
casters from Lee
Valley, which come
square and round
in 1" to 1-%" sizes,
and have a lovely
FIND THE PERFECT PAINT
Try: Ben Color Capture and
Upload or take a photo of
anything you like the colour of
and match it to a paint shade by
Benjamin Moore (Color Capture)
or Sherwin-Williams (ColorSnap).
Browse coordinating shade
suggestions and save palettes.
Available at the iTunesApp store.
British newcomer DeadgoocTs
charming LOVE COLLECTION
has design fans swooning.
Handcrafted in solid oak, the
range includes a heart-shaped
bevelled mirror, an upholstered
armchair and loveseat sweetened
with a cluster of heart-shaped
buttons, and a console table
with heart-shaped leg joints.
Available online at deadgoodltd.co.uk.
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Vera Wang Fine Papers engraved
correspondence cards. 4Vz" h. x
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monogrammed notes. 4" h. x
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Swivel desk chair.
leather. 41" h.x
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From the world of design.
1. SOFT SPOT Embrace the velvet
trend with lush, jewel-toned Pasha
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rooms held a suave appeal that felt fresh and
polished — and still do today.
I first met John in 1978 when I moved to Hazelton
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heard that the perfect stone Victorian with the black
iron gate across the street belonged to John Manuel,
the famous designer. Recently divorced, I was working
hard on my apartment, trying to make a statement on
a small budget, scared I would not get even one client.
So it was a huge day when John approached me
at a cocktail party and said, 'Tve been watching you.
You're doing interesting things with your place.
Keep going/' John was always encouraging, kind
and tons of fun.
A few years later, when I was relaunching
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Photography by ANGUS FERGUSSON
THE BACK STORY "It was a reaction to living in New York/' says Stacey
of the open, uncluttered style of her midtown Toronto house. After calling
a cramped Manhattan apartment home for seven years, she and her
husband, Kelly wanted to create an airy space that would suit their busy
lifestyle and wide range of interests: Kelly loves to play guitar and is a
consummate cook, and the couple loves to entertain and garden. This
typical 1930s two-storey which they bought in 2005, was a surprisingly
good fit. "It was a little 'plain Jane/ but a really solid house/' says Stacey.
"It hadn't been renovated, so we didn't have to deconstruct someone else's
reno." With good bones, a practical, clean-lined layout and original features
like a fireplace and a lovely sunny back garden, it served as a clean slate for
the design-savvy pair. To transform the home, the couple — she works in
advertising, and he in media — enlisted architect Christopher McCormack,
plus designer Harvey Wise to help with decorative touches. Reinventing
the house, which took two years, meant expanding the footprint slightly,
opening up spaces, adding clean architectural details and incorporating a
natural palette of wood, stone and metal to ensure a warm and inviting
aesthetic. Here, tips on creating a personalized contemporary home.
< MAKE THE FIREPLACE THE
Replace outdated architectural elements
with easy-on-the-eyes focal points. Here,
a bulky, Art Deco-style fireplace with
bulging, rounded sides and an outdated
grey and pink granite hearth and surround
was replaced with a minimalist surround
constructed of black granite and a crisp
white-painted wood mantel. The new
fireplace boasts soothing clean lines
that complement the contemporary
look of the rest of the house.
Rug, Carpet Villa; large wooden piece
(on mantel), The Door Store; coffee table,
Structube; red bowl, Hollace Cluny; large
photograph, Love, Beer, Shinjuku Tokyo
5/13 by Kenneth Laing Herdy, medium
photo, Cuba #59 (1) by Elaine Ling, Art
Interiors; wall colour, White Down
(OC-131), Benjamin Moore.
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GO NATURAL a
When working with a contemporary
aesthetic, use an organic palette to inject
warmth. Here, the kitchen and dining area
showcase the couple's affinity for natural
materials: the hardware-free walnut
cabinetry, soapstone counters and oversized
slate floor tiles all have a rich or textural
quality that enlivens the space. While it's
common to outfit an island with a cooktop or
sink, the pair bucked this trend. "It's built to
be strictly a work surface," says McCormack,
to accommodate Kelly's cooking as well as
act as a hub during entertaining. It's also
chock full of storage and appointed with two
stools. Having the back door open right out
onto the expansive deck creates a great
integration between indoors and out.
Counters, N &G Soapstone Countertops;
slate floor tile, Stone Tile International;
in-floor heating, SBN Mechanical; Grohe
faucet, Taps; pitcher, The Door Store; bowl
(on island), Hollace Cluny; Le Creusetpot
(on stove), toaster, Williams-Sonoma.
BUILD IN FUNCTION v
Turn functional items into attractive design
elements. To give the full-size fridge a sleek,
European look, McCormack had it encased
in a walnut frame so it would blend with the
rest of the cabinetry. Tucked into a space
between the kitchen and living room (part
of what used to be the dining room), the
small office is both practical and handsome.
Open shelving keeps it airy. Kelly, who built
the desk with a friend, left the edge of the
redwood top raw for an rustic look.
Redwood, Urban Tree Salvage; Eames
chair, eBay; plant, Ikea.
FOCUS ON WOOD >
To let the kitchen's rich walnut cabinetry
take centre stage, the couple chose a low-
key back-painted glass for the backsplash
instead of tiles, which they felt would have
drawn attention away from the cabinetry's
organic patterning and crisp lines, explains
designer Harvey Wise. Painted a foggy
taupe, the backsplash complements the
space's warm wood and grey stone tones.
All millwork designed by McCormack
Architects and built by Alex Bak, Space
Furniture; glasses, napkins, pitcher, shaker,
Angus & Company; colour for back-painted
glass, Ashwood (OC-47), Benjamin Moore.
REPEAT WARM FINISHES >
A long walnut shelf was incorporated
along the dining room's outside wall to
balance the kitchen's walnut cabinetry
on the other side of the room. By furring
out the wall below and alongside it the
architect was able to create a 4" recess
that accommodates the shelf, which offers
a place to display art. The frames on the
dining chairs and the old tavern table,
found by the pair at a collectibles shop in
Florida, reiterate the warm wood hue.
Oly pendant light South Hill Home; art,
Peony magenta-09 by Madeleine Lamont,
Art Interiors; deep cream bowl, The Door
Store; shallow white bowl, Hollace Cluny.
BLEND ERAS a
Mix old and new to create intriguing style
tension. Taking advantage of an extra-wide
lot the couple built a rear addition that
also wraps around the side of the house.
McCormack included a two-storey wall
along the right side of the house and painted
the lower window section here black. "It
makes it look like that side of the house
has been pulled out like a drawer," he says.
While it complements the original red
brick, the horizontal cedar siding covering
the new facade here also highlights the
separation between old and new, and riffs
on the warm wood tones inside.
Architects, Christopher McCormack and
Florin Scarlat, McCormack Architects; black
doors, Pella; white lounge chairs, Sunday
Antique Market at St. Lawrence.
CHOOSE PLUSH FABRICS a
Incorporating supple, textural fabrics like
velvet, leather and wool flannel enhances
an organic-modern aesthetic. So even
though they're dark and clean-lined, the
sofa and leather chairs in Stacey and Kelly's
living room have an innate warmth. The
eclectic collection of furnishings —
contemporary furniture juxtaposed
with exotic and rustic elements, like the
stone Buddha statues and a side table
made of salvaged wood — is arranged
in a simple symmetrical box and centered
on the bay window, offering a traditional
but comfortable and friendly arrangement.
Wood side table, Urban Tree Salvage; rug,
Carpet Villa; wall colour, White Down
(OC-WI), Benjamin Moore; stone Buddhas,
Sunday Antique Market at St. Lawrence;
coffee table, Structube; red bowl, throw
pillows, Hollace Cluny; throw, Angus
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IMBUE A SENSE OF LUXURY v
Try to create a soothing feel even in small
bathrooms. Here, warm materials like
ribbon-striped tiama wood, Calacatta
marble, and a flamed limestone floor are
paired with smart storage and clean lines
to instill a restful ambience. To make room
for the extra-long vanity, McCormack left
the toilet and tub in their original spots
and expanded the room 4' by annexing
space from the hall and stairwell. The
sleek, architectural medicine cabinet over
the toilet also hides the toilet stack and
echoes the wood used downstairs.
Sinks, faucets, Tops; floor tile, Olympia Tile
& Stone; basket, Angus & Company; towels,
toiletries, glass, Ginger's; orchid, Ikeo.
BE SMART ABOUT SPACE a
Keep resale in mind when renovating. Here,
the couple converted two smaller bedrooms
into the large principal bedroom that offers
garden views and access to the upper back
deck through tall, wide windows. "They had
reservations about turning a three-bedroom
house into a two-bedroom house," says
McCormack. "So I showed them how they
could easily convert it back — by keeping
the radiators from both rooms and turning
one doorway into a closet that can easily
be removed — if they ever want to sell."
Linking the bedroom to the big deck
makes it feel even larger, and having to step
up to the deck adds a nest-like cosiness.
Bedding, Lucco; light fixture, block lamps,
sheepskin rug, Ikeo; wall colour. Arrowroot
(29-82), Pratt & Lambert; bench upholstery,
Rudy's Custom Upholstery.
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Priceless moments. Priced less.
Turn a practical
stairwell into a
design feature by
railing; this one has
shapely spindles to
pretty brass feet.
A crisp black and
scheme sets off a
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and a crystal finial
atop the newel
post enhance the
VIVID COLOUR v
Use colour to make a bold decorating
statement. An orange runner looks even
juicier in an all-white setting. A painted
stripe above the baseboard visually
balances the dark handrail and helps draw
the eye up the stairs.
Flights of Fancy
Clever ideas for styling your stairs.
Produced by KATHRYN BALA | Text by 1R\SH SNYDER
a WALL OF STORAGE
Harness wasted space beneath stairs to tuck
in an expanse of built-in bookshelves. These
ones highlight the sweeping curve of the
grand staircase, with its wide steps and
elegantly raised newel post.
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modern style needs lots of space to shine.
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Samuel Heath Octagonal
knob P2182/B. Passage,
2. A cool white ceramic
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leather is a warm
Designs Madrid mortice
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King Tut: The Golden King and the Great
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Delve into the mysterious life and death
of the young King Tut by exploring
130 extraordinary pieces from temples and
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artifacts never before seen in North America,
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Winter Antiques Sale, Etobicoke, Ont.,
January 24 to 31 . Shop 1 .2 kilometres of
antiques at Toronto's largest antiquing
event. Over 1 0,000 pieces will be shown,
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Burlington Art Centre 201 Art Auction,
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19 to 28. Get inspired to create, renovate
and decorate at this year's show. Highlights
include the 2010 dream home, dream
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gardens, the Green Pavilion and a live
appearance by home improvement expert
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designer guests who will offer expert
home advice, solutions, and inspiration
for decorating, renovating and landscaping
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This annual seed and garden show presents
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Photography by MICHAEL GRAYDON
Jonathan Swift once famously stated: "You can't make
a silk purse out of a sow's ear/' But Alan de la Vigne tends
to disagree. "I've always loved a sow's ear/' he says, in
reference to his habit of purchasing homes in dire need of
repair and rescue. His fifth such house, an 1830s structure
in the picturesque town of Port Hope, Ont., an hour east
of Toronto, certainly held no charm when he first looked
at it. Divided into three apartments, the house was a
mishmash of bad "fix-ups" that had almost completely
obscured its original architectural features. "It was a
terrible mess and badly deteriorated," he recalls. Despite
its many shortcomings, Alan, a retired antiques dealer,
and furnishings and decor entrepreneur, could still see
its potential. Aside from its location on the banks of the
idyllic Ganaraska River, a section of the aluminum siding
had torn away and revealed the original clapboard
exterior beneath, and original wood trim on the interior
OPPOSITE: Recovered in
grey wool, Alan's old sofas
are a crisp foil to the living
room's diverse accessories,
like a bold zebra rug,
18th-century room sketches
and $45 junk shop metal
table. The front windows are
half-shuttered for privacy.
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accentuated by a buttery
yellow hue that sets off its
pretty clapboard. The
adds Southern charm.
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W • Adding the two-storey veranda
enhances the house's elegant facade
and makes for inviting butdoor living.
• Installing reclaimed architectural
remnants like the mantel and front
door surround plays up the period
home's rich character.
• Brightening the floors with white 1
pickling stain rids the old pine floors 1
of their yellowish cast and gives
them a great bare-wood look.
• Choosing a showpiece kitchen
island, instead of matching it to
the white cabinetry, lets it stand out
as a dark, furniture-like focal point.
• Leaving windows bare, except
where privacy is essential, lets
the architecture shine.
dtchen is outfitted
,i C o.iaker cabinets (not
Jan chose a black island
: urniture-like focal point
woven stools as a casual
Hp marie the screen of
whispered of something special — albeit deeply buried.
Alan was intrigued enough to purchase the home in
A massive two-year renovation started soon after, and
amazingly Alan lived in an apartment at the back of the
house during the entire process so he could be on hand to
oversee every last detail. Photographs of the home from its
earliest days, found at the local archives, helped his design
planning tremendously giving clues to what the house had
looked like in the past. Alan added handsome Federal
architectural features, including a fan light in the attic and
shutters on all the windows, which help the house
fit in with other heritage structures in the area (settled and
built by United Empire Loyalists in the 1830s). High-
profile friends from the Toronto interior design scene —
including David Powell of Powell & Bonnell Design and
Irene Bell, a retired Ryerson University interior design
professor — helped Alan with floor plans and finishes.
Alan's key goal for the interior of the house was simple:
FAR RIGHT: To make the new gas fireplace
look like an original feature, Alan installed
an antique mantel and reclaimed bricks (cut
to tile thickness) for the surround. The array
of collectibles on the mantel speaks to
Alan's eclectic tastes: a British coat of arms
from a local public building, African animal
carvings, and a handful of his antique blue
and white china (shown through the house).
ABOVE: A black and white
dhurrie rug is a graphic hit
in the principal bedroom's
sitting area. A roomy sofa
and chair are a cosy landing
spot at day's end. Adding
a sitting area like this gives
a bedroom a real boutique
Sofa, chair, Ikea; coffee
table, Neal Small.
FAR LEFT: In the front hall, a
layered vignette of unique
and exotic furniture and
objets is set against an airy
backdrop of creamy walls
and wood floors. The
bold Asian-style table and
ornate Venetian mirror are
a fitting stage for more of
Alan's blue and white china.
Table, Neol Small.
"I wanted the spaces to be as open and light as possible/'
he explains. To wit, he enlarged the window at the top
of the staircase and added a Palladian arch, and also
added an extra window in the principal bedroom. He left
windows throughout the house bare to maximize daylight.
The home's original wide-plank pine floors were largely
intact — under "layers of stinky carpet" — and Alan had
them sanded and refinished. To get rid of the yellowish
cast of the old pine, he had a white pickling stain applied
and rubbed off, and then sealed the wood with a matte
urethane to give the flooring a pale, almost unfinished
look. The result adds to the lightness of the interior and
gives the home a truly current look. Various tones of soft
off-white paint on walls and trim offer a light neutral
backdrop that best shows off Alan's eclectic furniture
and numerous collections.
Alan and friends can often be found dining on the lower veranda
or playing bridge upstairs, a perch that offers pretty river views.
ABOVE: Alan's pocketwatch
collection includes rare half-
sphere "ball" watches.
TOP RIGHT: In his bedroom,
Alan uses an antique Italian
walnut table as his desk; it
displays German porcelain
figurines of Napoleon and
his generals. Alan found
the giant paintbrush in
Nicaragua. A 19th-century
reproof a 17th-century
Dutch piece, the armoire
holds a TV and storage.
BOTTOM RIGHT: A canopy
bed makes an architectural
statement in the principal
bedroom. Simple pale blue
and black linens keep the
look sophisticated. The large
painting is by Canadian
artist Louis de Niverville.
Where the home was missing key architectural
features, Alan scoured local salvage shops for
replacements. His new gas fireplace boasts a 200-year-
old mantel that was unearthed in Niagara-on-the-Lake,
Ont v and its surround was created using old salvaged
bricks that were cut down to tile-like thickness. Originally
created for a Catholic church manse in Colborne, Ont v
the stately white exterior door surround was a perfect
fit around Alan's front door and sidelights.
One of the renovation's most dramatic changes was the
addition of a two-storey veranda on one side of the house,
a move that gave the home a gracious Southern air and
provided an inviting three-season space
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Browse more dramatic renovations in our
gallery. Click DESIGN, then GALLERIES.
FROM DARK, DATED FIXER-UPPER TO WARM FAMILY HOME.
By TANYA LINTON | Photography by DONNA GRIFFITH
Qa v Jw n
60 H&H FEBRUARY 2010
Four days. That's how long I told my
husband we'd be staying with my parents.
I watched with a pang of guilt as he packed
four pairs of underwear, two pairs of pants,
a few shirts and a sweater or two. He didn't
ask why I had two suitcases and an army-
sized trunk full of clothes and toys for our
nine-month-old son, but that's beside the
point. If the truth about our newly
purchased home had been revealed — that
the renovation was badly behind schedule
— he would have freaked out.
We weren't looking for a new house. In fact, we were
moments away from doing a two -storey renovation to
our tiny semidetached home in the east end of Toronto.
Permits were approved and the contractor booked.
Then we went on a summer vacation with some friends
and over a bottle of wine, they had us looking at a house
online, in their uptown neighbourhood, that gave us
everything we were trying to achieve with our pending
addition. A month later, we owned the home.
It was love, instantly. Not because it stank of cigarette
smoke or had a front hall covered in 1970s wallpaper with
a print that looked like the after-effects of a forest fire.
Nor did it have to do with the hallway full of red-brick-
recessed lighting, a
and mini floral
mosaic tiles on the
gave the tired,
living room new life.
Tile, dot; carpet,
West Elm; coffee
table, Roots Home;
mirror, InVU Drapery;
Indian Ocean art,
wallpaper was the
first item purchased
and the last thing
to be installed. A
and low-hung art
make a focal point
under the stairs,
while mini hexagonal
floor tiles add texture.
Wallpaper, Pro Glo
Paints; runner, Elte;
tile, dot; bench,
tray, Hollace Cluny.
Check out 32 of our favourite new
wallpapers. Click Design, then GALLERIES.
TOP RIGHT: The
room window got
an instant update
with afresh coat
of black paint,
look from dated
to modern loft.
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LEFT: The kitchen is
a mix of materials:
ceramic tile and black
marble. The 10' marble-
topped peninsula was a
splurge, but worth it.
Cabinetry, rugs, Ikea;
counter, shelves, Thomas
faucet, The Home Depot;
Linton with her husband,
Mike Sheerin, and
their son Eddie, almost
2. A built-in bookcase
facing the dining room
holds bottles of wine
and Tanya's cookbook
Stools, Ikea; built-in
coloured tiles, bedrooms with turquoise carpeting,
the powder room in the kitchen or the basement that
had been untouched since the '60s. We loved the house
because it had great bones and even greater potential.
Now, Fm not an interior designer: I just play one for
the sake of TV. By day, I create and oversee television
shows for HGTV. I spend my time talking to designers,
realtors and contractors for new ideas, and then at night,
I test out my knowledge on my own home by painting
walls and styling vignettes. So, when this house came
along, I knew it was going to be the ultimate project.
While the inside layout was appealing, it had to be
adapted to suit our needs. Not to mention that with a
house full of boys (our second son was born in November),
I wanted the overall look to feel sophisticated and stylish,
but most importantly to have a sense of humour.
We consulted with our contractor before we bought
the house. He advised that if we didn't change the layout
and kept things like plumbing and most of the appliances
and electrical outlets in the same places we'd keep the
budget down. And he was right. Instead, the work we
did was mostly cosmetic — things like flooring, radiators,
painting, wallpapering and adding a new window here
and there. The bigger projects included redoing the
upstairs bathroom, renovating the basement and taking
down the wall between the long galley kitchen and the
dining room. I know it sounds doable, but the project was
rather massive: every single nook and cranny of the house
was touched either by a sledgehammer or a paintbrush.
The biggest impact came from the newly designed
kitchen. The removal of the wall instantly allowed for
an exposed entertaining space that suited our lifestyle.
The existing tiny addition at the back of the house,
which felt useless and dated, presented itself in a new
light. Having opened up most of the main floor, we had
effectively achieved a sort of "great room" that is now
the most-used spot in our house.
To plan my new decor, I made lists of all the pieces
I loved in our old house. Then I ripped out enough
inspiration shots from magazines to fill a folder the size
of the yellow pages. And lastly, I gathered ideas from
two of my most stylish friends: one who has the amazing
ability to create a funky family- friendly home with
everything from hot pink stairs to mid-century-modern
chairs, and the other who exudes sophistication and
has impeccable taste. I also threw in a
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TOP LEFT: The dining room's black wall emphasizes
the silhouette of a sculptural lamp. The purple rug links
the space to the adjacent multicoloured family room.
Lamp, Decorum; tabletop, Hardware; wishbone chair,
Morba; wall colour, Forge Black (P2143-41), Para Paints.
ABOVE: In Eddie's room, painted iron moose antlers
on the chalkboard-painted wall add humour.
Moose hook, hamper, Kol Kid; pillow, Pottery Barn.
TOP RIGHT: These shallow offset shelves in the
principal bedroom turn handbags into art.
Shelves, Franklin Design Carpentry.
LEFT: An heirloom chair updated with yellow fabric
is an elegant contrast to the modern makeup table.
Table, Ikea; rug, Elte;jars, bowls, Anthropologic.
RIGHT: A painted chair brings whimsy to the living room.
Chair, French Country; print, Hollace Cluny
BOTTOM LEFT: Iron sconces and a Moroccan mirror
add edge to the clean-lined basement bathroom.
Sink, cabinet, towels, bath products, Ginger's; mirror,
Elte; sconces, Sescolite; vase, Hollace Cluny.
BELOW: Every spare nook is used for extra storage.
BOTTOM RIGHT: The graphic black and white scheme
reemerges in the principal bedroom.
Side tables, L'Atelier; throw, Elte.
5 CHANGES WITH BIG IMPACT
• Tearing down the wall
between the dining room and
kitchen. It changed the flow of
the house and created the
ultimate entertaining area.
• Adding the 10' island. Now
two people can cook without
getting in each other's way.
• Painting out the gumwood
trim. A fresh coat of white paint
on the woodwork instantly
freshened up the whole house.
• Replacing all the interior
doors. A mishmash of closet and
bedroom doors was unified with
a four-panel variety from a big-
• Having built-ins made. A built-
in cookbook shelf in the dining
room added instant personality.
The family room at the
back of the house is the
play zone, with tons of
vibrant colour, pattern
and texture. An heirloom
coffee table was sprayed
bright purple to give it a
new modern personality.
Rug, Ikeo; chairs, Pottery
Bam; framed book art by
Alanna Cavanagh, Holloce
Cluny; office wall colour,
Hot Pink (100B-7),Behr.
Frame a grouping of
for a graphic hit.
Illustration by Nan
Lawson.5" x7" and
8" x 10". From $10.
Throug h Etsy.com.
A statement chair wakes up any
neutral room. Chiang Mai bergere
chair. 37-1/2" h. x29" w. x24" d.
$2,250. AtThe Cross.
A sculptural table lamp for
sideboards or bedsides.
Opal table lamp.
37" h. $490.
At Shine Home.
Still hot as ever, wallpaper
creates an instant focal
wall. Barbara Hulanicki
Ophelia wallpaper. Approx.
$131/double roll. Through
Graham & Brown.
are great in busy
family zones or
the front hall.
tile. Approx. $8/
sq.ft. At Daltile.
GET THE LOOK
OF TANYA LINTON'S
Fresh, modern prints liven
up a basic sofa or occasional
chair. Panama Bah Valeria
Designer Fabrics; Schumacher
Imperial Trellis in treillage/
ivory, $215/yd.; Schumacher
Arches print in Bamboo,
$110/yd., through Bilbroughs.
Fun and inexpensive cushions
are easy to wash. Karlstad
Cosy up a modern space
with a plaid area rug.
Tattersall woven rug in
4' x 6'. $129. Through
Dash & Albert.
A classic modern
chair adds edge to a
rustic wood table.
Eames side chair.
31-1/2" h.x 18-1/2" w.
x22" d. Moulded
plastic; wood. $439. At
Design Within Reach.
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WHERE TO SPLURGE
• Body-spray shower system
• Oversized freestanding tub
• Custom window
• Glass medicine cabinet
WHERE TO SAVE
• Console table used as vanity
• Baskets for storage
• Penny cork tiles bought online
• Artwork bought online or
at rummage sales
FOUR STYLISH MAKEOVERS
PACKED WITH IDEAS TO INSPIRE
YOUR OWN HOME SANCTUARY.
By EMILY NORRIS
66 H&H FEBRUARY 2010
ADD IN LIGHT
The original bathroom had an awkward floor
plan with a tiny tub, boring tile and outdated
fixtures. "We hated it/' says owner Git
Gustavsson. Now a deep soaker tub, chosen
after she tested over 20 freestanding models,
feels inviting in the bright, renovated space.
Other favourite elements include a custom steel
window, an Italian chandelier, a mid-century
Saarinen side table and a wall-mounted TV.
Tub, faucet, Roman Both Centre; window, Nor-Am; floor
tiles, Tiles Plus Designer Both; pendant light, Eurolite;
soaps, sponges, gold candles, Ginger's.
a SHOWER BEHIND GLASS
The pebble detailing and textured cream tiles in
the shower are a nice visual contrast to the white
walls. Git's one reno regret was not splurging on
heated floors, which would make stepping out of
the shower much easier on cold winter days.
Shower enclosure, Doors and More; table, Quasi Modo;
towel hooks, Ginger's; scarf, Hermes.
BUILD A MULTITASKING VANITY >
"I wanted a European-looking console table for
the vanity/' Git says; she sourced a reasonably
priced one from a Canadian retailer. She's thrilled
with the the unit's extra-long drawers and shelf,
as well as the added storage in the mirrored
medicine cabinets. Floor-to-ceiling copper-hued
cork penny tiles have the same effect as a colour-
blocked wall, but are easier to clean than paint.
Sink, console, soapdish, Ginger's; taps, cabinets, Roman
Bath Centre; sconces, Restoration Hardware; baskets,
Pottery Barn; pink vase, bowl, Cynthia Findlay Antiques.
FROM CRAMPED TO
Toronto designer Git Gustavsson
(whose home was featured in H&H,
March 2008) is just as passionate
about travel as she is about design.
Not surprisingly, it was a trip to a
spa in Tuscany that inspired her to
create the same experience at home.
"I wanted to sit in the tub and look
at the trees; to chill out, and not be
distracted/' she recalls. Born in
Sweden, she blended her cultural
roots with modern loft simplicity
keeping the palette neutral yet
textural. "It's plain, yet it has so
many beautiful things — and I love
being able to look out the window/'
she says. "It's exactly as I imagined."
FROM SMALL ROOMS TO
AIRY ROOFTOP RETREAT.
Self-professed "reno addicts/' the
owners of this Toronto home knew
another reconfiguration was on
the horizon when they learned they
were expecting a second child. "As
our family grew, my husband and
I wanted a serene and calm adult
space/' says the homeowner. Enter
John Tong of 3rd Uncle Design.
Tong interpreted their vision by
opening up the 500-square-foot
third-floor space (originally two
small rooms) to create a tandem
principal bedroom, bathroom and
office (not shown). Tong brought in
as much light as possible by blasting
out an exterior wall, and replacing
inefficient metal patio doors with
wide glass sliders. He also reworked
the patio for privacy. "We didn't
hold back/' says the owner, who
admits that the space is now a hot
spot for the whole family. "We
wake up every morning and look
out through the shower to the
sky. It's magical."
CREATE A CONNECTION TO THE OUTDOORS a
European oak was chosen for the simple open
vanity, custom-designed by Sara Parisotto and
Hamid Samad of Commute Home. John Tong
designed the suspended mirror. "We wanted a
mirror that wouldn't obstruct the windows/' says
the homeowner. "Not easy to find! So this is perfect."
Sink, Taps; sliding door, Loewen; mirror, Commute Home.
< BRING IN ELEMENTS FROM NATURE
Opting for a wood-grained porcelain tile for
the shower instead of the original choice — real
hardwood — created the desired dramatic effect
and is much more practical. Dual showerheads
were a must: "The kids jump in every chance they
get then dance around the deck to dry off in
the summer/' laughs the homeowner.
Wood-look tile, Stone Tile; mosaic tile, Deco-tile;
showerhead, Taps; wood block, Style Garage;
glass installation, Ace Glass and Mirror.
WHERE TO SPLURGE
• New hardwood flooring
• Extra-wide sliding door
• Custom vanity and mirror
WHERE TO SAVE
• Faucets bought on sale
• Recessed lighting instead
of pricier sconces
GO FOR HEIGHT
Floor-to-ceiling glass on
two sides of the shower in
this third-floor space adds
abundant light and a sought-
after link to the outdoors.
Throw, Crate & Barrel.
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FROM BUILDER BASIC
TO CUSTOM COOL.
When designer Jill Kantelberg
overhauled the ensuite bath in
her Toronto home, she had a tight
timeline but plenty of inspiration
from her store, Kantelberg Antiques
& Interiors. "I wanted the bathroom
to flow with my overall style, which
is French and contemporary" she
says. She saved time and money by
working with the room's original
footprint, just removing the tub.
"I was using my old tub as storage,
so I decided to keep only the
shower/' Jill laughs. To achieve a
retreat-like space devoid of visual
distraction, she focused on elements
that would have the biggest impact.
She installed both recessed fixtures
and glam sconces, hung a wall of
mirrors instead of artwork, and
retrofitted an antique buffet as a
vanity, which added tons of storage.
"It's perfect!" she says. "I'm a
WHERE TO SPLURGE
• Tyndall stone for
• Hand-tufted wool rug
WHERE TO SAVE
• Maintaining original
• Inexpensive white
porcelain subway tile
• Buffet repurposed as vanity
• Simple chrome fixtures
• Installing affordable wall
REPURPOSE TREASURED PIECES a
Jill's handsome Art Deco buffet —
originally used as a dining room
sideboard — was transformed into a
double vanity perfect for anchoring
the room's French theme. She laid a
wool rug over the original hardwood
floors. "Rugs add an unexpected layer
of sophistication/' she says. Vast
frameless mirrors bounce light around
the room and visually enlarge it.
Sconce, Luminart; rug, Kravet; bowl, vase,
Cynthia Findlay Antiques.
< ALLOW AMPLE SHOWER SPACE
Tyndall stone, quarried in Manitoba,
has a dappled look that was perfect for
the floor of the shower; Jill also hung it
as art over the toilet (top right).
Marble for bench, surround, Marble Trend;
bath products, Ginger's.
Get photos and decorating tips in our
Bathroom Design Guide. Click DESIGN.
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FLOAT A VANITY -OR TWO >
To maintain a light, airy vibe, Riesco
designed two floating vanities in
bleached oak — a practical his-and-
hers solution. Each features a wall-
mounted faucet and frameless mirrors
above Carrara marble slab counters
Sink, Catalano; faucet Grohe.
Oversized white subway tile on the
walls of the wet room was a budget-
friendly move. "It's a simple tile —
using an abundance of it made the
look more interesting," says Riesco.
Tub, Ach-tec; tub faucet Aquabrass.
FROM TRAD VICTORIAN TO
Even though Karin Smith's
Vancouver home had undergone a
renovation about five years ago, she
was never happy with the ensuite.
"It was pretty/' says designer Nancy
Riesco, "but Karin realized she
wanted something more modern/'
Making it contemporary, but not
too cutting-edge, meant sticking
to a mostly white palette with
modern fixtures, and injecting
references to the past, like the
classic Carrara counters,
freestanding tub and hexagonal
floor tiles. "I think all rooms need
to be mixed up a bit," says Riesco.
Behind glass doors is the focal point:
a wet room housing the tub and
double shower. "I love the whiteness
of the room; it makes me feel calm/'
Karin says. "When we have guests,
my husband always brings them
up here — he loves to show it off!"
WHERE TO SPLURGE
• Custom oak vanities
• Freestanding tub
• Carrara marble for vanity
tops and backsplashes
WHERE TO SAVE
• Oversized subway tile
in wet room
• Hexagonal floor tiles
• Frameless mirror panels
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E m .
LIVEN UP ANY ROOM WITH STRIPES - BRIGHT AND BOLD,
OR CRISP AND CLASSIC, THEY'RE RIGHT ON TREND.
Produced by SASH A SEYMOUR | Text by KIM BERLEY BROWN | Photography by ANGUS FERGUSSON
72 H&H FEBRUARY 2010 SEESOURCE GUIDE
The building blocks of a
1. Ticking stripe
Named after the striped twill
traditionally used to cover mattresses
and pillows, this pattern is loved for
its versatility, moving easily from classic
country to preppy chic. Fabrics,
Designer Fabrics; ribbon, Mokuba.
Try it on: table linens, bedding
2. Awning stripe
A broad, bold stripe, often alternating
with crisp white. Even small-scale
versions impart a breezy feel and a
strong, graphic look. Green stripes,
Ikeo; turquoise stripe, Designer Fabrics.
Try it on: walls and large throw pillows
3. Seersucker and pinstripe
Combining pattern and texture,
puckered seersucker stripes have
a casual elegance that suits relaxed
living, while the buttoned-up look
of pinstripes mixes easily with any
pattern. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics.
Try /ton: armchairs, bedding, small
4. Variegated stripe
Styles range from vivid and
multicoloured to a subtle single hue.
Perfect as a room's accent or feature
print. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics.
Tryiton: upholstery, bedding, windows;
walls and rugs; all types of pillows
VARY THE SCALE OF THE STRIPES
Broad awning and traditional ticking stripes are classic summer accents,
but their graphic punch suits any season. For instant impact, paint walls
with 1 6"-wide vertical stripes in a simple two-toned palette, taking the
stripes right over baseboards and mouldings for added drama (carefully
measure and tape off stripes before painting). Continue the theme with
striped accessories — different scales easily mix as long as every pattern
has a similar background colour. A chevron-print rug adds excitement.
Settee, AT Design; stool, Belie Epoque; table, HomeSense; runner, biack
pillows, Y&Co; fabric (other piiiows), Designer Fabrics; sewing (pillows,
throw), Sabrina Linn; ribbon, Mokuba; yellow paint, Babouche, Farrow & Ball.
RUN STRIPES SIDEWAYS
Reenergize a hallway or room by hanging striped wallpaper horizontally
in the space below the chair rail, a trick that helps make narrow rooms
feel wider. To ensure an even look, position the paper so the lowest and
highest stripes are the same colour; install the painted chair rail after the
wallpaper has been hung. Play up the pattern with furniture that subtly
mimics the look of stripes, be it the banding on a chair, the woven shade
of a pendant light or a slatted side table. Wallpaper, Block Print Stripe (BP
748), paint, Blue Ground (210), Farrow & Ball; console, Stacaro; pendant,
L'Atelier; lamp, AT Design; art, Angus & Company; plant, Florigens Design;
boxes, Hollace Cluny; side table, HomeSense; rug, chair, Elte.
H&H FEBRUARY 2010 73
Best of the West
SIGNATURE DISHES FROM VANCOUVER'S TOP CHEFS
By CLAIRE TANSEY | Location photography by JOHNCULLEN | Food photography by VIRGINIA MACDONALD
Foodstylingby ASHLEY DENTON | Prop stylingby MORGAN MICH EN ER
As Vancouver welcomes the world to its winter
playground, we're celebrating the city's reputation
as a vibrant hub of global cuisine. Three of the city's
best young chefs share their favourite dishes (and
wines to match) with us: Neil Taylor of Cibo has the
city abuzz over his excellent modern Italian fare;
Warren Geraghty of West showcases B.C.'s
exceptional local ingredients; while at Maenam,
Angus An offers the very best in authentic Thai
cuisine. These easy recipes from the pros, focused
on fresh, delicious ingredients, bring a taste of
Vancouver's worldly flavours to your table.
with Duck COi
gnocchi are the stars of
this rich winter appetizer.
Sonoma; plate, napkin,
flatware, wineglass, Crate
& Barrel; pitcher, Cynthia
I PERFECT PAIRING
Chianti, such as
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West's Braised Lamb with
Boulangere Potatoes and
Slow-roasting lamb overtop of a
luscious potato casserole is Chef
Geraghty's twist on one-pot cooking.
Tablecloth, Williams-Sonoma; napkin,
flatware, wineglasses, red side plate,
Crate & Barrel; white plates, Angus &
Company; chair, HorseFeatherstiome.
| full-bodied Perrin & Fils Les
2881 Granville St.,
(604) 738-8938 I \
Local ingredients are a passion for
chef Warren Geraghty, and the
reason he came to Vancouver (from
England, with stints in France and
Marrakesh). "It is entirely about
working with trusted purveyors,
using the ingredient at its natural
peak with thoughtful preparation."
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Chef Taylor's warm
spooned over creamy
mozzarella make this an
unforgettable first course.
Table, West Elm; Ceramik B
plates, Made; flatware,
napkins, Crate & Barrel;
all wineglasses, Ikea;
vase, AT Design; salt and
pepper shakers, Cynthia
> PERFECT PAIRING
Prosecco, or a light red
wine such as Pinot Noir.
Cibo's interior design
is a perfect match to
its cuisine: a sophisticated,
modern space with
touches like exposed
beams, painted brick
and a white marble-
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I always focus
into every dish
Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart
unconventional (but very easy)
pastry technique to create
an impossibly buttery, crisp
crust for this superb dessert.
Marble surface, dot; Ceramik B
plates, Made; napkins,
Crate & Barrel; cups, saucers,
Cynthia Findlay Antiques.
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A sweet dessert wine,
such as Moscato D'Asti.
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Chef An's tribute to Royal
Thai cuisine features
a mouthwatering salty,
sour and spicy sauce
over succulent black cod.
Cork surface, Torlys;
Alessi glass, AT Design
Group; plate, Ikea; black
dish, Made; flatware,
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A dry German white
wine, such as Riesling
Maenam's Crispy Fried
Oysters with Nahmjim
Sauce Crispy oysters and
a perfectly balanced
dipping sauce make this
nothing short of addictive.
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1938 West 4th Avenue, Vancouver
(604) 730-5579 | maenam.ca
Chef Angus An trained all over
the world before landing in
London at Nahm, the world's
only Michelin-starred Thai
restaurant. Inspired by
the traditions and
flavours of authentic
Royal Thai cuisine,
he returned home
to Vancouver to
a busy hot
Organic textures like
cork and bamboo
warm up Maenam's
sleek, modern design.
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West's Potato Gnocchi
with Duck Confit
SERVES 4 AS AN APPETIZER
Chef Geraghty makes a black olive oil to add
a salty hit to this dish, but you can substitute
sliced olives for a similar flavour. He uses
fresh B.C. chanterelles when they're in
season; any seasonal wild mushroom will
work nicely too. Duck confit is available at
butchers and specialty food shops.
1 large russet potato (about 10 oz.)
1 cup grated Parmesan cheese
Vi cup all-purpose flour
1 A tsp table salt
Freshly grated nutmeg
8 oz. duck confit (1 -2 legs)
2 tbsp olive oil
1 cup sliced wild mushrooms
Sliced Kalamata olives (optional)
Freshly shaved black truffle (optional)
1 . To make gnocchi, preheat oven to
450°F. Poke potato all over with a fork,
then bake until tender, about 1 hour.
When it's cool enough to handle but still
very warm, scrape all flesh away from
the peel and mash it. Transfer mash
to a fine-mesh sieve and press it through
sieve into a bowl. Stir in Parmesan,
flour, salt and egg. Season with pepper
2. Divide potato mixture into three. Dust
each portion lightly with flour and roll into
a long cylinder about 3 A" diameter. Cut each
cylinder into V2" pieces, then push each
piece gently against the back of a fork and
roll off with your thumb to create grooves.
3. Prepare a large bowl of ice water, and
bring a large pot of salted water to a boil. In
batches, add gnocchi to boiling water. When
they rise to the top, cook one more minute,
then remove with a slotted spoon and
plunge into ice water. Once fully cooled,
drain and reserve gnocchi.
4. Pull duck confit from the bone and
separate into small pieces. Heat olive oil in a
large non-stick frying pan over medium-high
heat. Add gnocchi and cook, tossing gently,
until golden. Add mushrooms and cook
another 2 minutes. Add duck confit and cook
another 2 minutes or until warmed through.
Divide among 4 warmed bowls. Garnish with
parsley sprigs, olives and truffle. continued
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West's Braised Lamb
with Boulangere Potatoes
Lamb shoulder is an affordable cut that's
still very flavourful. Chef Geraghty serves
this with homemade mint sauce as well.
tbsp olive oil
medium onions, very thinly sliced
cloves garlic, thinly sliced
tsp finely chopped fresh rosemary
tsp finely chopped fresh thyme
small (2-3 lb.) boneless lamb shoulder
Salt and pepper
tbsp unsalted butter, melted
large russet potatoes
cup chicken stock
head radicchio, quartered
Olive oil (for brushing)
tbsp olive oil
1 tbsp white wine vinegar
Juice of 1 orange
Salt and pepper
1. Heat 2 tbsp olive oil in a medium frying
pan over medium-high heat. Add onions
and saute until softened and just golden,
about 8 minutes. Add garlic and cook
another 2 minutes, then add rosemary
and thyme and saute another 1 minute.
Remove from pan and reserve.
2. Wipe out pan and heat another 2 tbsp
olive oil over medium-high heat. Season
lamb with salt and pepper and sear about
4 minutes per side or until deeply golden
all over. Reserve.
3. Preheat oven to 300°F. Use some
of melted butter to grease an 8" x 8"
casserole dish. Peel potatoes and slice
very thinly, about W. Layer in about
one-fifth of sliced potatoes. Season
with salt and pepper and top with
a layer of about one third of onion mixture.
Repeat, ending with a layer of potatoes,
and seasoning with salt and pepper
at each layer. Add chicken stock
(it should come about halfway up sides
of the pan) and brush top with remaining
butter. Place casserole on a baking sheet
and place a rack directly over dish. Place
lamb on top of rack. Bake about 2 hours
or until lamb is tender and potatoes are
beginning to brown.
4. Remove lamb and let rest, covered,
20 minutes. Meanwhile, increase oven
temperature to 400°F and continue to
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cook potatoes another 15 minutes
or until golden on top.
5. Heat a grill pan over medium-high
heat. Brush radicchio quarters with olive
oil and grill until lightly charred, about
2 minutes per side. Meanwhile, whisk
together 3 tbsp olive oil, honey, white
wine vinegar, orange juice and salt and
pepper in a large bowl. Add grilled radicchio
and cover with plastic wrap for 1 5 minutes.
6. Slice lamb and serve with potatoes and
warm radicchio alongside. Serve with
mint sauce if desired.
Cibo's Buffalo Mozzarella
and Mushroom Bruschetta
Chef Taylor uses a mixture of wild B.C.
mushrooms, but you can use any
mushrooms you like.
10 oz. mushrooms
7 /4 cup unsalted butter
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
2 tsp chopped fresh thyme
Salt and pepper
1 A cup chopped flat-leaf parsley
Vz tsp lemon juice
4 1 "-thick slices sourdough bread
1 whole clove garlic, peeled
Extra virgin olive oil
1 250-g ball buffalo mozzarella, sliced
into 8 pieces
Aged balsamic vinegar, preferably
aged 12 years or more
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1. Dice mushrooms into Va pieces.
Heat butter in a large pan over medium
heat. Add chopped garlic and saute
1 -2 minutes or until just golden. Add thyme
and saute another 20 seconds, then add
mushrooms and increase heat to high.
Once mushrooms are lightly golden, season
with salt and pepper, reduce heat to medium
and cook until softened, about 3 minutes.
Stir in parsley and lemon juice. Keep warm.
2. Grill or toast bread on both sides. While
still hot, rub one side with whole garlic clove
and divide among 4 plates. Drizzle with
some olive oil, top each one with 2 pieces
mozzarella and some warm mushrooms
and their juices. Drizzle with a small
amount of balsamic vinegar and shavings
Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart
V/3 cups oil-purpose flour
Vz cup cold unsolted butter, cubed
Vz cup icing sugor
Pinch table salt
Vz cup plus 2 tbsp unsalted butter (5 oz),
at room temperature
3 A cup granulated sugar
2 cups ground almonds
1 A tsp table salt
1 egg yolk
2 Bartlett orAnjou pears, peeled, cored and
sliced into 12 wedges each
1. To make pastry, combine flour, butter, icing
sugar and salt in a food processor. Pulse until
the mixture looks like fine breadcrumbs. Add
egg and pulse until pastry just starts to form
small clumps. Turn out onto a lightly floured
surface, shape gently into a wide log, wrap in
plastic and chill for 1 hour.
2. Cream butter and sugar with electric mixer
until fluffy. Beat in ground almonds and salt.
Add egg and yolk and mix well.
3. Preheat oven to 350°F. Grate chilled pastry
through large holes of a box grater into a 9"
removable-base fluted tart pan. Starting at
edges, press pastry into pan, creating a crust.
Place pan on a baking sheet and bake 15
minutes or until golden. Remove from oven
and spread almond mixture in crust. Arrange
pears in a circle, then press them down
into the filling. Bake another 12 minutes,
then reduce temperature to 300°F and
bake another 40 minutes or until golden
brown all over. Let cool to room temperature
before slicing. continued
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Maenam's Crispy Fried Oysters
with Nahm Jim Sauce
1 clove garlic, chopped
1-2 small hot chilies, sliced
1 tbsp chopped coriander roots or stems
1 tsp chopped galangal or ginger
4 tbsp lime juice
2 tbsp fish sauce
2 tbsp sugar
Vegetable oil for deep frying
Vz cup all-purpose flour
Vz cup cornstarch
V/z tsp baking powder
1 A tsp table salt
3 A cup cold soda water
12 oysters, shucked
1. To make sauce, combine garlic, chilies,
coriander, galangal and salt in a mortar and
pestle and pound into a coarse paste. Stir in
lime juice, fish sauce and sugar.
2. Add enough oil to a large deep pot to come
up to 1 Vz deep, but at least 4" below the top
of the pot. Heat the oil to 375°F (use a frying
thermometer for accuracy). For best results,
use a countertop deep fryer.
3. To make batter, whisk flour, cornstarch,
baking powder and salt together. Whisk
in soda water and egg. Pat oysters dry with
paper towels then dip into batter. Deep fry
about 1-2 minutes or until golden and
crispy. Drain on paper towels and serve
immediately with Nahm Jim sauce.
Maenam's 3-Flavour Fish
Tamarind is a tangy fruit pulp available
at Asian grocery stores.
8-oz. packet tamarind pulp, torn
into large pieces
cup peeled garlic cloves
tbsp chopped coriander root or stems
tbsp chopped ginger
cup coarsely chopped seeded hot chilies
tbsp vegetable oil
cup maple syrup or honey
tbsp fish sauce
tbsp vegetable oil
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4 6-oz. black cod fillets
Sliced fresh chilies (optional)
Fried shallots (optional)
1. Combine tamarind pulp and 2 cups water
in a small pot and bring to a boil. Simmer
3 to 5 minutes or until pulp is completely
softened. Pass through a strainer, pressing
pulp to extract as much liquid as possible.
Reserve water and discard pulp.
2. Combine garlic, coriander root, ginger
and salt in a mortar and pestle or food
processor and pound or pulse into a coarse
paste. Add chilies and pound until chilies
3. Heat 2 tbsp oil in a small pot or wok over
medium-high heat. Add paste and fry until
garlic is golden, about 4 minutes, scraping
the bottom of the pan so nothing sticks.
Add maple syrup or honey and water
and bring to a simmer. Simmer until
thickened, about 3 minutes. Remove from
heat and stir in Vz cup tamarind water
and fish sauce. Keep warm.
4. Heat 2 tbsp vegetable oil in a large non-
stick frying pan over medium-high heat. Add
fish, flesh-side down, and cook 4 to 5 minutes
or until golden. Flip over and cook another
3 to 5 minutes or until fish is just cooked.
Divide among 4 plates and top with warm
sauce. Garnish with Thai basil, fried shallots
and extra sliced chilies if desired. H
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house to shoot, I approached John. In
those days, all the great decorators saved
their work for City & Country Home.
"Of course/' he said. He introduced me to
two of his great clients and their Forest
Hill house in Toronto started the ball
rolling. I was so grateful.
In the years that followed, many of
John's best rooms came our way. Like
the bedroom of the Junior League
Showhouse of 1988. We were shooting
the rooms for an upcoming issue and we
asked the designers to pose. When I saw
the photo of John reclining in the bed
with Mark Dodge, I gasped. This photo
would be controversial. John loved to
He was taught by the great Albert
Hadley and Billy Baldwin, and his
work held the same cosmopolitan
elegance. It's the New York school of
sophisticated design, which was at its
height when John was at his. He believed
that style couldn't be learned. You were
born with the raw material. People
either had it or they didn't.
One day in 1992, John called to say
he had sold his landmark Victorian and
moved to a "terrible little place with
nothing going for it." He was doing it up
— did we want to shoot it? Of course we
did. The surprise was a light and airy city
space in creamy tones with loads of glass.
John had turned the page. Almost all his
contemporaries had retired but he was
stronger than ever.
His longtime friend and collaborator,
Nancy Nevile-Smith, expressed what
many designers believed to be true: that
John had the keenest and most sensitive
eye for colour that any of us have ever
seen. Said dear friend Scott DeWare,
"John was urbane and elegant; he believed
the ultimate luxury was comfort. He was
infallible in matters of scale and creating
environments that welcomed all."
The '80s was a wonderful decade for
style in Toronto. Yorkville was filled with
the best designers and their studios. They
all inspired me, but none more than the
great John Schofield Manuel. H
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CONTINUED FROM PAGE 59
for entertaining alfresco. Alan and
friends can often be found dining or
lounging on the lower veranda or playing
bridge on the upper one, a perch that
offers pretty river views. Glossy white-
painted floors here carry the lightness
of the interior outside, and billowing
white curtains — actually inexpensive
painter's dropcloths — offer shade
Inside the house, Alan created
"Although in many
ways the project
was a sensitive
restoration of the
the end result
produced a home
modern in both
style and function
charming vignettes and seating areas,
putting into play his unique collections
of furniture and artwork to create
delightful layerings of old and new, and
traditional and modern — and with more
than a few unexpected pieces offering
hits of whimsy. With the pale, neutral
walls as a quiet backdrop, Alan mixes
bold pieces in the living room: a vintage
zebra rug, pieces from his extensive
collection of blue and white china
(Chinese export from the late 18th and
early 19th centuries), African art and
sculpture, and architectural sketches
(by former Ontario College of Art teacher
Earl Wilson). The adjoining dining room
holds the one departure from the pale
paint rule. A bold, deep charcoal paint
coats one wall to act as a dramatic frame
for a large abstract painting that Alan
bought years ago from a friend. The
Parsons-style table and chairs are a
simple foil for the curvaceous bergere
The new kitchen was designed with
simple Shaker-style cabinets, which Alan
ordered from a building- supply store to
save on costs. Bold accents like the
striking modern Zettel'z light fixture by
Ingo Maurer over the island, woven grass
bar stools, towering African kudu horns
on a pedestal, and panels made with
elegant antique wallpaper provide
interest in the sparely decorated room.
Although in many ways the project
was a sensitive restoration of the house's
original character, the end result
produced a home thoroughly modern in
both style and function. Pale wood floors,
bright, open spaces and an arresting mix
of contemporary and traditional pieces
are all on-trend and make for a highly
livable space. Yet the house's architecture
has once again been brought to the
forefront, with its beauty intact, proving
Swift's old adage wrong — Alan has
created a veritable silk purse. GEB
CONTINUED FROM PAGE 62
few must-haves from my husband: hits
of stainless steel in the kitchen, dark
wood floors and built-in bookshelves.
Because the renovation took four
months to complete, I knew exactly
what every room would look like by the
time we moved in. I'm a big believer in
reinventing old finds, reupholstering
every few years and shifting furniture
from room to room. I also like to shop,
so I made sure my budget allowed for
a few new key pieces like a dining room
table, bedside tables and a mid-century-
In the end, those four days at my
parents' house turned into six weeks,
but even my husband admits that the
renovation was well worth it. We now
have a house that works for our growing
family, without compromising style. GE3
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visit homehardware.ca for locations across Canada;
Soho pull, Summerhill Hardware, Toronto
(416)785-1225, 1-888-444-3292; fabrics, Designer
Fabrics, visi t designerfabrics.ca, and at Robert Allen
(to the trade), visi t robertallendesign.com, and at
Victoria Hagan, visi t victoriahagan.com, and at
Kravet Canada (to the trade), visit kravetcanada.
com; porcelain tiles, Mettro Source, visit mettro.ca.
Pages 17 to 2Z
PageUp Gotta Have
It: Green pitcher,
or visit jacksonfalk.
* — ca; bone dish, South
Hill Home, Toronto (41 6) 924-7224 or visit
southhillhome.com ; two matte white vases, Cynthia
Findlay Antiques, Toronto (416) 260-9057 or visit
cynthiafindlay.com; tall white vase, Hollace Cluny,
Toronto (41 6) 968-7894 or visi t hollacecluny.ca;
mirror, Anthropologie, Edmonton (780) 487-6524,
Toronto (41 6) 449-6666, (41 6) 964-9700 or visit
anthropologie.com; wall colour, Calamine (230),
mantel colour, Pavillion Gray (242), Farrow & Ball,
Toronto (41 6) 920-0200, 1 -877-363-1 040 or visit
farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada.
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card, through William Arthur, visit williamarthur.
iimfor retailers. $4.44: Bordered pearl white
monogrammed notes, through Crane & Co., call
1-800-268-2281 or visi t crane.com for retailers
across Canada. $1.40: Pistachio monogram note
cards, Indigo Books & Music and Chapters, call
1-800-832-7569 or visi t chapters. indigo. ca,
or through Pistachio, visi t epistachio.com.
Mod Desk Chair: $1,925: Eames management
chair, Design Within Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003
orvisi tdwr.com. $369: Swivel desk chair, West
Elm, call (41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com .
$30: Snille swivel desk chair, Ikea 56-866-
I KEA or visi t ikea.ca. Striped Wallpaper: $1 80:
Block Print Stripe (BP 754), Farrow & Ball, Toronto
(41 6) 920-0200, 1 -877-363-1 040 or visit farrow-ball,
com for retailers across Canada. $61: Stripes and
Textures collection ST5691 wallpaper, Crown
Wallpaper + Fabric, call 1-800-268-1300 for retailers
across Canada. $35: The Wallpaper Company Black
and White Moire Stripe (WC1 283400), special order
at The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit
homedepot.caf or locations across Canada.
Campaign Desk: $5,670: Hickory Chair Asheworth
Campaign desk, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885,
1 -888-276-3583 or visi telte.com, and at Celadon
Collection, Montreal (514) 789-1542 or visit
celadoncollection.com. $1,299: Campaign desk,
Crate & Barrel, call 1 -800-967-6696 or visit
crateandbarrel.ca. $590: Shanghai desk, Pier 1
Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visi t pieM.ca.
1. Pasha Stripe
(to the trade), visit
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Crate & Barrel, call 1 -800-967-6696 or visit
crateandbarrel.ca. 3. L'Alhambra mosaic tile,
Mettro Source, Toronto (416) 913-1722 or visit
mettro.ca. 4. Bunny Williams for BeeLine Home
Regale armchair, Celadon Collection, Montreal
(514) 789-1542 or visi t celadoncollection.com.
5. Normann Copenhagen Mormor tableware, Mjolk,
visit mjolk.ca o r normann-copenhagen.com.
Bill Blass Library
wall lamp, Visual
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(41 6) 785-7885 or visi telte.com; Cavallini
& Co. wrapping paper, Write Impressions, visit
write-impressions.ca, and at The Papery, Toronto
(41 6) 968-0706 or (41 6) 962-391 6 or visit
thepaperytoronto.com, or visi tcavallini.com;
Iron Works Historic Bath, Kohler, call
1-800-4-KOHLER or visi t kohler.ca for retailers
across Canada; McGuire Antalya single bench
(LO-312), Brougham Interiors, Vancouver
(604) 980-1 524 or visi t broughaminteriors.com ,
and at Eisenberg's Fine Furniture, Calgary
(403) 233-7878, and at Plan B, Oakville, Ont.
(905) 337-9494, and at Studio b, Toronto
(41 6) 868-9600 or visi tstudiobhome.com;
folding wood stool, Accents de Ville by Linea,
call 1 -800-663-2384 o r adv-imports.com for
retailers across Canada.
Pages 32 to 38
and Florin Scarlat,
and by Harvey
Wise Design, Toronto (41 6) 929-5858 or visit
harveywisedesign.com; millwork fabrication,
Space Furniture, Toronto (416) 955-4559 or visit
spacefurniture.ca; structural engineer, Hamann
g, Toronto (41 6) 391 -1 676. Page 32:
Living room with fireplace: Rug, Carpet Villa,
visi t carpetvilla.ca; large wooden piece (on mantel),
The Door Store, Toronto (41 6) 863-1 590 or visit
thedoorstore.ca; coffee table, Structube, visit
structube.com for locations across Canada;
red bowl, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894,
1 -888-968-7660 or visi t hollacecluny.ca; large
photograph, Love, Beer, Shinjuku Tokyo 5/13 by
Kenneth Herdy, medium photograph, Cuba #59
(1) by Elaine Ling, Art Interiors, Toronto
(41 6) 488-31 57 or visi t artinteriors.ca;
wall colour, White Down (OC-131) from
the Off White Colours collection, Benjamin
Moore, as above. Portrait: Cream deep
bowl (on dining table), The Door Store, as
above; bowl (on island), Hollace Cluny, as above;
modified white metal lampshade (over island),
Ikea, call 1 -866-866-I KEA or visi t ikea.ca f or
locations. Page 34: Kitchen: Large white pitcher
(over sink), The Door Store, as above; counters,
N & G Soapstone Countertops, Stouffville, Ont.
(905) 640-621 3, 1 -866-421-4425 or visit
soapstoneontario.com; slate floor tiles, Stone
Tile International, Toronto (416) 515-9000; in-floor
radiant heating, SBN Mechanical, Toronto (416)
497-5555 or visi t sbnmechanical.com; Wolf stove,
Tasco Distributors, visi ttasco.net; Grohe faucet, call
Taps Bath Centre, 1-800-263-2976 or visit tapsbath.
)m; red Le Creuset pot (on stove), toaster]
Williams-Sonoma, visi t williams-sonoma.ca for
locations; soap, soap dish, Ginger's, Toronto (416)
787-1787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit gingersbath.
com. Fridge and desk: Redwood, Urban Tre
Salvage, Toronto (647) 438-7516 or visit
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ebay.ca; plant, white plant pot, Ikea, as above;
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or visit caplans.ca. Bar: Glasses, napkins,
pitcher, shaker, Angus & Company, Toronto
(41 6) 537-41 04 or visi t angusandcompany.com;
millwork design, McCormack Architects, as
above; millwork construction, Space Furniture,
as above; back-painted glass colour, Ashwood
(OC-47) from the Off White Colours collection,
Benjamin Moore, call 1 -800-361 -5898 or visit
benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.
Page 36: Back exterior: Ground-floor windows,
doors, Pella, visit pella.com for dealers across
Canada; second-floor windows, Ross Windows
& Doors, visi t rosswindowsanddoors.com for
dealers; white lounge chairs, St. Lawrence
Sunday Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865
or visi tsundayantiquemarket.com for
information. Dining table with shelf: Art,
Peony magento-09 by Madeleine Lamont, Art
Interiors, as above; in-floor radiant heating, SBN
Mechanical, as above; Oly pendant light (over
table), South Hill Home, Toronto (416) 924-7224
or visi t southhillhome.com; shallow white bowl,
Hollace Cluny, as above. Living room overall:
Wood side table (between chairs), Urban Tree
Salvage, as above; rug, Carpet Villa, as above;
stone Buddhas, St. Lawrence Sunday Antique
Market, as above; throw pillows, red bowl,
Hollace Cluny, as above; throw, Angus &
Company, as above; coffee table, Structube, as
above. Page 38: Principal bedroom: Bedding,
Lucca, Toronto (416)485-4999; light fixture,
black lamps, sheepskin rug, Ikea, as above;
wall colour, Arrowroot (29-82), Pratt & Lambert,
call 1-877-772-8898orvisi tprattandlambert.com
for retailers across Canada; bench upholstery,
Rudy's Custom Upholstery, Toronto
(416) 282-0437. Bathroom: Sinks, faucets,
Taps Bath Centre, as above; flamed granite floor
tiles, Olympia Tile & Stone, call 1-800-268-1613
or visit olympiatile.com for locations across
Canada; basket, Angus & Company,
as above; towels, drinking glass, soap,
toiletries, Ginger's, as above; plant pot,
orchid, Ikea, as above.
Page 46: I.Samuel
2. Knob latchset
I (412), Omnia,
visi t omniaindustries.com. 3. Turnstyle Designs
Madrid knob, The Art of Hardware, visit
artofhardware.com. 4. Tracy Glover Prospect
Hill knob, Hollace Cluny, visi t hollacecluny.ca,
and through Tracy Glover Objects and Lighting,
visi t tracygloverstudio.com for ordering
information. 5. Crystal knob, The Door Store,
visi t thedoorstore.ca. 6. Vintage knob latchset
(405), Omnia, as above. 7. Cross knob (K235/
E204), Rocky Mountain Hardware, visit
rockymountainhardware.com for retailers across
Canada. Page 48: 8. Weiser Lock Troy knob, Home
Hardware, visi t homehardware.ca for locations
across Canada. 9. Knob latchset (415), Omnia,
as above. 10. Weiser Lock Hancock knob, Home
Hardware, visi t homehardware.ca for locations
across Canada. 11. Insignia doorknob,
Anthropologie, Edmonton (780)487-6524,
Toronto (41 6) 449-6666, (41 6) 964-9700 or
visi t anthropologie.com. 12. Art Deco knob,
Summerhill Hardware, Toronto (416)785-1225,
1-888-444-3292. 13. Karcher knob, The Art of
Hardware, as above. 14. Arts and Crafts knob,
Summerhill Hardware, as above. 15. Octagonal
knob (5073), Baldwin, call 1-800-566-1986 or
visi t baldwinhardware.com for retailers. 16.
Hardware Renaissance Sunrise knob, Fenexco,
call 1 -888-566-4949 or visit fenexco.com.
Pages 54 to 59
Page 54: Wall colour throughout, Phantom
(2256), Pratt & Lambert, call 1-877-772-8898
or visit prattandlambert.com for retailers across
Canada; ceiling throughout, Cloud White
(CC-40), from the Designer Classics collection,
trim colour throughout, White Down (OC-131),
from the Off White Colours collection,
Benjamin Moore, call 1-800-361-5898 or visit
benjaminmoore.ca for retailers across Canada.
Page 55: Portrait: Rug, St. Lawrence Sunday
Antique Market, Toronto (416) 350-8865 or
visit sundayantiquemarket.com. Exterior: Front
door colour, Black Beauty (2128-10) from the
Colour Preview collection, shutter colour,
Adams Gold (HC-18), porch colour, exterior
trim colour, Lancaster Whitewash (HC-174),
exterior wall colour, Blair Gold (HC-22) all from
the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin
Moore, as above; verandas, front porch
construction, Clutterbuck Construction,
Port Hope, Ont.(905) 373-8005 or visit
cloths, Canadian Tire, visi t canadiantire.com for
locations across Canada. Page 56: Stools, Pier 1
Imports, call 1-800-245-4595 or visit pierl.ca;
light fixture, Klaus by Nienkamper, Toronto (41 6)
362-3434 or visit klausn.com. Page 57: Dining
room: Chairs, table, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885,
1-888-276-3583 or visit elte.com; vase, Michael
Thomas, visit michaelthomasantiques. continued
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from the Historical Colours collection, Benjamin
Moore, as above. Page 58: Bedroom sitting area:
Sofa, chair, Ikea, call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca
for locations across Canada. Foyer: Rug, St.
Lawrence Sunday Antique Market, as above.
Pages 60 to 65
Wall painting, Brian Hanes, Toronto
(416) 892-5483. Page 60: Living room with
fireplace: Tile, Ciot, visi tciot.com; carpet, West
Elm, Toronto (41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com
for ordering information; coffee table, Roots
Home, visi t canada.roots.com; mirror, InVu
Drapery, call 1-866-572-2472 or visit
invudraperyco.com ; credenza, Ikea, call
1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca for locations
across Canada; Indian Ocean art, Savannah
College of Art and Design, visit shopscadonline.
com; flowers, Posies, Toronto (416) 588-9061
or visi t posiesflowers.com. Page 61: Living room
sofa: Lamps, Decorum Decorative Finds,
Toronto (416) 966-6829. Staircase: Wallpaper,
Pro Glo Paints, Toronto (41 6) 256-2600 or visit
torontopaintstore.com; sisal runner, Elte, Toronto
(41 6) 785-7885, 1 -888-276-3583 or visi telte.com;
floor tile, Ciot, as above; bench, Hardware, Toronto
(41 6) 462-3099 or visi t hardwareinteriors.com;
Martha Sturdy turquoise tray, Hollace Cluny,
Toronto (41 6) 968-7894 or visi t hollacecluny.ca .
Page 62: Kitchen: Cabinetry, cabinet hardware,
rugs, Ikea, call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca
for locations across Canada; stainless steel
counters, shelves, Thomas Brooks Manufacturing,
Port Perry, Ont. (905) 260-5840; faucet,
The Home Depot, call 1-800-628-0525 or visit
homedepot.ca for locations across Canada; light,
Eurolite, Toronto (416) 203-1501 or visit eurolite.
com. Kitchen portrait: Stools, Ikea, call
1 -866-866-IKEA or visi t ikea.ca for locations
across Canada; built-in shelves, Franklin Design
Carpentry , firstname.lastname@example.org . Page 63:
Dining room: Lamp, Decorum Decorative Finds,
Toronto (416) 966-6829; tabletop, Hardware,
Toronto (41 6) 462-3099 or visit hardwareinteriors.
r± rug, Crate & Barrel, call 1 -888-657-41 08
or visi t crateandbarrel.ca for ordering information;
sconce, Sescolite, Toronto (416) 651-6570
or visi tsescolite.com; wishbone chairs, Morba,
Toronto (41 6) 364-5144 or visi t morba.ca; black
paint, Forge Black (P2143-41), Para Paints, call
1-800-461-7272 orvisi tpara.com for retailers
across Canada. Child's room: Moose hook,
hamper, KolKid, Toronto (41 6) 681 -0368 or visit
kolkid.ca; pillow, Pottery Barn, visit potterybarn.
:a; Oeuf crib, Moms to Be and More, visit
momstobeandmore.com; carpet, Ikea, as
above. Purse shelves: Shelves, Franklin Design
Carpentry, as above. Bamboo chair: Chair,
French Country, Toronto (416) 944-2204; Alanna
Cavanagh print, Hollace Cluny, as above. Bed:
Side tables, L'Atelier, Toronto (416) 966-0200;
headboard fabric, Designer Fabrics, Toronto
(41 6) 531-281 or visi t designerfabrics.ca;
headboard construction, Princess Perfect
Upholstery, Toronto (416) 465-0821 or visit
princessperfect.ca; throw, Elte, as above; pillow,
Koko, visi t kokotrends.com. Basement: Baskets,
Winners, call 1 -877-946-6877 or visit winners. ca
for locations across Canada; carpets, Ikea, as
above. Bathroom: Sink, mirrored cabinet,
towels, bath salt, silver tube, Ginger's, Toronto
(41 6) 787-1 787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit
gingersbath.com; mirror, Elte, as above; sconces,
Sescolite, Toronto (41 6) 651-6570 or visit sescolite.
com; vase, Hollace Cluny, Toronto (416) 968-7894
or visi t hollacecluny.ca. Vanity: Table, Ikea,
call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations
across Canada; Hable Construction chair fabric,
Y&Co, Toronto (416) 968-7700, Montreal (514)
287-8998 or visi t ycocarpet.com; Madeline
Weinrib rug, Elte, Toronto (416) 785-7885 or
visi telte.com; jars, bowls, Anthropologie, visit
anthropologie.com. Page 64: Family room: Rug,
Ikea, as above; chairs, Pottery Barn, as above;
office wall colour, Hot Pink (100B-7), Behr, visit
behr.com for retailers across Canada; Penguin
book cover art by Alanna Cavanagh,
Hollace Cluny, as above; table spraying,
Benjamen Furniture Refinishing, Toronto
(41 6) 745-2559. Page 65: Get The Look:
Illustration, Nan Lawson, visit nanlawson.etsy.com
for ordering information; Chiang Mai bergere
chair, The Cross, Vancouver (604) 689-2900
or visi t thecrossdesign.com; Barbara Hulanicki
Ophelia wallpaper, Graham & Brown, visit
grahamandbrown.com for retailers; opal lamp,
Shine Home, visi t shineeveryday.com; Panama
Bari in Valeria Hojas, Designer Fabrics, Toronto
(41 6) 531-281 or visi t designerfabrics.ca;
Schumacher Imperial Trellis in Treillage/lvory,
Schumacher Arches Print in Bamboo, Bilbrough
& Co., Toronto (416) 960-1611, 1-800-563-5716
or visi t bilbroughs.com for locations across
Canada; rug, Dash & Albert, call 1-800-658-5035
or visi t dashandalbert.com; Karlstad cushion, Ikea,
call 1 -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca for locations
across Canada; Eames side chair, Design Within
Reach, Toronto (416) 977-4003 orvisit dwr.com;
angled-leg dining table, West Elm, Toronto
(41 6) 537-01 1 or visi twestelm.com; Keystone
black hexagonal tile, Daltile of Canada, visit
daltile.com for information. continued
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Page 66: Scandinavian Escape: Design,
Git Gustavsson, Toronto, email@example.com;
contracting, Grand Haven Construction, Toronto
(416) 996-1370 or visi t grandhaven.ca; tub, faucet,
Roman bath centre, Toronto (416) 787-1219 or visit
romanbathcentre.com; window, Nor-Am, visit
blissnoram.com; floor tiles, Tiles Plus , tilesplus.com;
soaps, sponges, gold candles, Ginger's Bath Centre,
Toronto (41 6) 787-1 787, 1 -888-444-3292 or visit
gingersbath.com . Page 67: Shower: Shower
enclosure, Doors & More, visi t doorsandmore.ca;
showerhead, Kohler,call 1-800-4-KOHLERor
visi t kohler.ca for retailers across Canada; Saarinen
table, Quasi Modo Modern Furniture, Toronto
(416) 703-8300 or visi t quasimodomodern.com;
towel hooks, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above; scarf,
Hermes, visi thermes.com. Vanity: Sink, console,
soap dish, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above; taps,
cabinets, Roman Bath Centre, as above; sconces,
Restoration Hardware, visit restorationhardware.
n; baskets, Pottery Barn, visi t arn.ca;
pink vase, bowl, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto
(41 6) 260-9057 or visi tcynthiafindlay.com . Page 68:
Modern Oasis: John Tong, 3rd Uncle Design,
Toronto (41 6) 504-5890 or visi t3rduncle.com;
contractor, Luso contracting, Toronto
(41 6) 829-2761 . Vanity: Wetstyle sink, faucet, Taps
Bath Centre, Mississauga, Ont. (905) 569-1262,
Toronto (416) 785-0224, 1-800-263-2976 or visit
tapsbath.com; vanity, Commute Home, Toronto
(416)861-0521 or visi t commutehome.com; door,
Loewen, call 1 -800-563-9367 or visi tloewen.com
for retailers across Canada. Shower: Tile, Stone Tile
International, Toronto (416) 515-9000; penny tile,
Deco-Tile, Toronto (416) 413-7985 or visit decotile.
ca ; showerhead, Taps Bath Centre, as above; wood
block, Stylegarage, Toronto (416) 534-4343,
1-866-534-4343 or visi t stylegarage.com; glass
installation, Ace Glass & Mirror, (905) 569-6559.
Page 69: Throw, Crate & Barrel, visit crateandbarrel.
ca. Page 70: French Retreat: Design, Jill Ka
Toronto (41 6) 964-01 92 or visit kantelbergantiques.
com. Vanity: Rug, Kravet Canada (to the trade), call
1 -800-535-3258 or visi t kravetcanada.com f or
showrooms across Canada; sconce, Luminart, visit
luminart.com; bowl, vase, Cynthia Findlay Antiques,
as above. Shower: Marble, Marble Trend, Toronto
(416) 783-9911 orvisi tmarbletrend.com; bath
products, Ginger's Bath Centre, as above. Page 71:
Serene Sleek: Design, Nancy Riesco, Riesco &
Lapres Interior Design, Vancouver (604) 736-9440.
Vanity: Sink, Catalano, visi tcatalano.it; Atrio faucet,
Grohe, call 1-888-64-GROHE or visit grohecanada.
com for retailers across Canada. Wet room: Tut
Acri-tec, visi tacritec.com; tub faucet, Aquabrass,
Pages 72 and 73
Page 727Bedroom: Bed, bolster pillows (on settee),
curtains (as canopy), white sheets, candleholder
(on table), Ikea, calU -866-866-IKEA or visit ikea.ca;
settee, Biltmore, Toronto (416) 360-7632,
Montreal (514) 288-7632 or visit biltmoredomicile.
)m; pillow fabric (on settee), flange fabric, sheet
trim, Designer Fabrics, Toronto (416) 531-2810 or
visi t designerfabrics.ca; pillow sewing, Sabrina
Linn, Toronto (41 6) 533-9595 or visit sabrinalinn.
com; duvet, shams, throw (on settee), Lucca,
Toronto (416) 485-4999; pedestal tables, LIV
by Au Lit, Toronto (41 6) 481-2300 or visit livbyaulit.
com; plant, pot, Florigens Design, Toronto
(41 6) 935-01 30 or visi t florigensdesign.com;
lamp, Elte, visi telte.com; pendant light, AM Studio
Custom Lighting and Art Glass Studio, Toronto
(416) 783-4100 o ramstudio.ca. Page 73: Top
Stripes: 1. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics, as above;
ribbon, Mokuba, Toronto (416) 504-5358.
2. Green stripes, Ikea, as above; turquoise stripes,
Designer Fabrics, as above. 3. Fabrics, Designer
Fabrics, as above. 4. Fabrics, Designer Fabrics,
as above. Yellow room: Settee, AT Design Group,
Toronto (416) 323-0323 or visi t atdesignhome.com;
stool, Belle Epoque, visi t belleepoque.ca; runner,
black and white striped pillows, Y&Co, visit
ycocarpet.com; fabrics (other pillows), Designer
Fabrics, as above; ribbon (sewn on pillows),
Mokuba, as above; sewing (pillows, throw),
Sabrina Linn, as above; yellow paint, Babouche
(223), Farrow & Ball, call 1-877-363-1 040 or visit
farrow-ball.com for retailers across Canada; black
side table, HomeSense, visi t homesense.ca. Blue
room: Wall colour, Blue Ground (210), wallpaper,
Block Print Stripe (BP 748), Farrow & Ball, as above;
console, Stacaro, visi t stacaro.com for retailers
across Canada; rug, chair, Elte, as above; lamp,
AT Design Group, as above; pendant light,
magnifying glass (on book), L'Atelier, Toronto
(41 6) 966-0200; coral print, Angus & Company,
visi t angusandcompany.com; plant, planter,
Florigens Design, as above; bone boxes, Hollace
Cluny, visi t hollacecluny.ca; side table,
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Page 74: West's Potato Gnocchi with Duck
Confit: Tablecloth, Williams-Sonoma, visit
williams-sonoma.ca; red plate, napkin, flatware,
wineglass, Crate & Barrel, visi t crateandbarrel.ca;
pitcher, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, Toronto
(41 6) 260-9057 or visi t cynthiafindlay.com. Page 75:
West's Braised Lamb with Boulangere Potatoes
and Radicchio: Tablecloth, Williams-Sonoma,
as above; napkin, flatware, wineglasses, red side
plate, Crate & Barrel, as above; pitcher, Cynthia
Findlay Antiques, as above; white plates, Angus
& Company, Toronto (41 6) 537-4104 or visit
angusandcompany.com; leather chair,
HorseFeathers Home, Toronto (416) 486-4555
or visi t horsefeathershome.com. Page 78: Cibo's
Buffalo Mozzarella and Mushroom Bruschetta:
Table, West Elm, visi twestelm.com; Ceramik B
plates, Made Design, visi t madedesign.ca;
wineglasses, Ikea, visi t ikea.ca; vase, AT Design
Group, visi t atdesignhome.com; salt and pepper
shakers, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above;
flatware, napkins, Crate & Barrel, as above. Page 80:
Cibo's Pear and Almond Tart: Marble surface, Ciot
Marble & Granite, visi tciot.com; Ceramik B plates,
Made, as above; napkins, Crate & Barrel, as above;
cups, saucers, Cynthia Findlay Antiques, as above.
Page 82: Maenam's 3-Flavour Fish: Cork surface,
Torlys, visi t torlys.com for retailers across Canada;
Alessi glass, AT Design Group, as above; plate, Ikea,
as above; flatware, Crate & Barrel as above; black
dish, Made, as above. Maenam's Crispy Fried
Oysters with Nahm Jim Sauce: Cork surface,
Torlys, as above; Alessi glass, AT Design Group,
as above; plate, Ikea, as above; flatware, Crate
& Barrel, as above.
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Ql am having a
bedroom. The headboard
wall is papered in a subtle
silver and white pattern, and
the furniture is dark brown
oak. I recently installed
drapery hardware but I
have no idea what colour or
pattern of drapery to hang.
I would love to hear any
suggestions. — r.p.
Warming up a principal bedroom.
A ADD BOTANICAL DRAPERY
Drapery panels will certainly
add some colour and pattern.
Choose a fabric like Romo's Amaia in Wasabi
(7359/04) (shown ; romo.com) — it's a large-
scaled botanical with taupe, green-grey and
a nice accent of yellowish green. Have the
drapes sewn with an inverted pleat heading
and hang them on dark metal rings.
BREAK UP WOOD TONES
Your wood furniture is quite nice, but all
of it together seems a bit heavy. To vary
the look, paint your bedside tables in Bone
White (516-3) by Pittsburgh Paints (shown;
pittsburghpaints.com) . A new wall colour,
like Pittsburgh Paints' Light Sage (409-4)
(shown) will pick up on the new drapery.
Your current lampshades are too traditional,
so switch them out for a drum or round
tapered style in black linen or paper. Move
the floor lamp by the chair to the other side
of the chair — its current position crowds
the bedside lamps.
BRING IN TEXTURE
A new coverlet on the bed will add
interest and texture. House & Home's
Hotel Diamond Pique coverlet in Chocolate
or Latte (shown; at Home Outfitters,
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with your bed frame. Add a pair of accent
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The contrasting border will work well with
the botanical-print drapery and brown
coverlet. An area rug will also help soften
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Westley cotton rug (shown; ycocarpet.com) .
1. Madeline Weinrib
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2. Amaia fabric in Wasabi
3. Paint in Light Sage
(409-4) (left) and
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